The Kicker (Joe Henderson album)

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The Kicker
The Kicker.jpg
Studio album by Joe Henderson
Released End of January 1968[1]
Recorded August 10, 1967
Studio Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 37:54
Label Milestone
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Joe Henderson chronology
Mode for Joe
(1966)Mode for Joe1966
The Kicker
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

The Kicker is the first album by jazz saxophonist Joe Henderson released on the Milestone label. It was recorded on August 10, 1967 with one track coming from a later session on September 27 and features performances by Henderson with Mike Lawrence, Grachan Moncur III, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter and Louis Hayes. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states that "Joe Henderson's first recording for Milestone was very much a continuation of the adventurous acoustic music he had recorded previously for Blue Note".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Joe Henderson except where noted.

  1. "Mamacita" – 3:24
  2. "The Kicker" – 4:09
  3. "Chelsea Bridge" (Strayhorn) – 4:40
  4. "If" – 5:37
  5. "Nardis" (Davis) – 4:44
  6. "Without a Song" (Eliscu, Rose, Youmans) – 6:03
  7. "O Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved)" (de Moraes, Gilbert, Jobim) – 5:35
  8. "Mo' Joe" – 4:09
  • Recorded on August 10 (tracks 1-6 & 8) & September 27 (track 7), 1967



  1. ^ Billboard Feb 3, 1968
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S.. The Kicker at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 100. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.